Adam Scinto

Complete and utter gadget freak; I've always been unable to resist a nice shinny object with blinkin' lights and buttons. If it has switches and dials too, even better. Professionally I'm a systems engineer, specializing in the Macintosh platform. I spent 5 years at Apple and then a couple years at a cross-platform remote engineering company. I'm currently looking for my next opportunity.

Apple Remote 2.0

Apple’s released a new version of its Remote app for the iPad/iPhone/Touch family, and it’s bringing some long asked-for updates. The biggest one is support for the large iPad screen, making this a true iPad app finally. The other big feature is the Retina Display upgrade, making everything look great on the iPhone 4. Besides …

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iPhone 4: AntennaGate – The Conference

Apple had the iPhone 4 ‘AntennaGate’ conference today, talking about the iPhone 4’s problems. According to reports, Steve Jobs talked about how all cellular phones have the same antenna problem and he even demonstrated multiple cell phone models showing the ‘death-grip’ problem on stage. After discussing how this isn’t limited to the iPhone, Apple did …

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BlackBerry 6: A New “Sneak Peak” Video Released

Blackberry 6, RIM’s soon to be released update to the BlackBerry OS, is shown off in an action packed new video. The next big release for RIM is looking to be a touch-focused affair with a slick new look, and it’s as clean and purposeful as ever. Social media looks to be integrated gracefully, as …

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La Fonera 2.0N Wireless Router Review

The gateway between your home/office network and the rest of the internet is your router, and in most cases it’s  a very ‘dumb’ device. That’s started to change, with routers becoming more useful, and I started thinking about getting an upgrade. I’ve been using a Linksys WRT-54GL with DD-WRT firmware for the last couple months …

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CiragoTV Mini Media Player Review

Using an SD-Card, FlashDrive, or even a multi-Terabyte USB HardDrive, the CiragoTV Mini lets you playback videos, pictures and music that you downloaded or created at your computer on your television in beautiful 720P or 1080i ( and 480i & 480p for any tube owners ). This isn’t a networked UPNP media playback system with …

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Introducing The Litl WebBook

There’s a new ‘WebBook’ on the market called Litl, and it’s a top-to-bottom operation that’s designing the whole widget with the philosophy of “The computer works for you ( not the other way around )”. Litl has designed both the hardware and the software with the web experience as the priority, and they call the …

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BeeJive IM Review

I’ve always wondered why Apple’s Messages app on the iPhone didn’t support IM like iChat. I’ve tried a couple different IM apps on the iPhone, but never found one I liked and for some reason I never saw or heard of BeejiveIM. That is until the recent news stories showing pirated versions of the app popping …

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Diamond Mini-Rockers Review

Let me start by saying that these Diamond Mini-Rockers are probably the best sounding small speakers I’ve ever heard. I kept asking people to listen to them, to see if I was imagining it, but everyone who listened to these speakers was impressed. The Mini-Rockers are rated at 4 watts, they’re only 4×2 inches, the …

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Augment Your 3GS Reality – Yelp for iPhone 3GS

The new Yelp application on the iPhone 3GS has an awesome Easter egg: Augmented Reality. I’ve been really looking forward to trying this out, but note you do need to have an iPhone 3GS for this to work right now. Once you download the app to your iPhone 3GS, you need to open Yelp and …

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Zii Egg and the Plaszma OS

This is interesting;  The Zii EGG. Using Andriod and the OS called Plaszma, Zii is calling this the cornerstone of ‘Stem Cell Computing’. With this unit that means 24 floating point processors delivering 8 GFLOPS of computing power using a ZMS-05 ARM dual core chip. The EGG hardware also sports Open GL ES graphics capabilities, …

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